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In addition, $30,000 leveraged from Center City Partners for
marketing and outreach to encourage recycling.
project completed, recycling collection in place going
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The City of Charlotte partnered with Mecklenburg County and
Charlotte Center City Partners (CCCP) to implement the Uptown
On-Street Recycling Program. This program aims to motivate and
prompt individuals to recycle by installing 35 recycling
receptacles (paired with existing trash receptacles) along Tryon
Street. Project funding includes the purchase of the recycling
receptacles and collection services for 2.5 years. The program
targets pedestrians who live, work, and visit Uptown Charlotte. To
kick off the project in August 2010, CCCP, in partnership with
Coca-Cola and Harris Teeter implemented a "Get Caught Green Handed"
promotion to encourage Uptown workers, residents and visitors to
place recyclable items in the new on-street recycling
City Solid Waste Services
crews who are already assigned to perform other maintenance
duties in Center City service the recycling receptacles weekly and
during special events. In total, City crews will likely make
approximately 25 special trips to the County's recycling facility
per year to specifically dump the Center City recycled materials.
Since the program launched in August 2010, 14.84 tons of recyclable
materials have been collected in the Center City recycling
To learn more about the City's residential recycling program,
Recycle It!, visit http://recycleit.charlottenc.gov. To
learn more about recycling within Mecklenburg County, visit wipeoutwaste.com
See more about the Get Caught Green Handed
Project Leader: Les Epperson: LEpperson@charlottenc.gov